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's a dash tough issue for the administration. maryland today, today, mari landreu says it's a big mistake. we'll likely hear from ken salazar. the fifth circuit court of appeals upholding the lower court ruling saying that you can't have this in place. now the administration is coming forward with another way to block this drilling for a short time until they figure out exactly, they say, the safest and most effective way to oversee the drilling at depths more than 500 feet. the problem is that this is effecting, according to the drilling industry, more than $330 million a month in wages with these different companies, affecting some 33 rigs, at least one of them has already picked up and gone out of the area, and that is what lawmakers down there in the gulf region are really worried about when it comes to jobs and the economy after this spill. jenna: from an outsiders view it's an interesting dynamic set up between the federal government and states. not only do you have the federal government with this insistence on a moratorium and the gulf states really worried about jobs in that loca
committee, dutch rothlesberger from maryland. a lot of information in there, was any of it a surprise to you as a member of congress? >> reporter: >> it's not a surprise, dana priest is a very good reporter and she does her homework. we have facts and data and certain conclusions are drawn. i don't agree with all of her conclusions but i do work in the intelligence community. jon: in the days after 9/11 the nation started to throw money at intelligence trying to figure out who our enemies are and how we can stop them. the quickest way to get that done was to hire a lot of contract agents rather than going through the slow government hiring process, that in the process now you've got a third of the workforce in very sensitive intelligence agencies who do not answer necessarily to the federal government, at least that is the way the concern is described, they work for private or sometimes public companies. >> i think that's a very good point that she raised. let's discuss it. number one we have to look at history. after the wall went down and we were no longer chasing the r*ugs and the russian
disorder. here to explain that, dr. lee vanacor of the university of maryland, and an emergency room doctor as well. doctor, you say that actually, this is being used already? can you explain that? >> it's not that it's being used. they're testing it on kids. but it's not far fetched, because really, viagra is a drug that die laves the smooth muscle, the blood vessels, that have smooth muscle around them, and that's why it worked, and it was actually developed for high blood pressure and heart pain, angina, and when they did this study years ago they found it wasn't helping the angna -- the a angina because everybody had better erections, then pfizer tested it and found it helped erectile dysfunction through this dioxide. so now we know it helps pulmonary hypertension, a rare condition where the blood vessels clamp down in the lungs, it can cause all kinds of problems and they're testing. it's not that far fetched. jenna: a cul of basic questions, and how to put this delicately, what are some of the maybe unintended side effects or are there any in children because of this drug? >> well, th
henneberg is live in maryland. there is a sanctuary there for illegals right outside of d.c. molly, what does the law say there in tacoma park that makes it this so-called sanctuary city? >> reporter: hi, jenna lee, good to see you here in the anchor seat. we miss jane skinner in the anchor seat but it's so good to see you. it says police officers cannot ask people here about their immigration status. also in the law it says, quote, no agent, officer or employee of the city in the performance of official duties shall assist the u.s. bureau of immigration and customs enforcement in the investigation or arrest of any persons for civil or criminal violations of the immigration or nationality laws of the u.s. supporters say they want police to focus on more violent crimes. this is one of many sanctuary cities in the u.s. it's not legal to do it but the idea of sanctuary cities does back decades and they have not really gone after these cities. jenna: why do they say this is unfair to the state of arizona? >> reporter: they say the feds should go after the sanctuary cities for flouting arizon
maryland, van hollen is also the democratic congressional campaign committee chairman. we don't want to mix the two of those up. want to give you a heads up of what's going on there. rick, back to you. rick: all right, let's talk about the weather. some extreme weather hitting the midwest, heavy winds, ripping apart homes and lives in michigan, the severe storms, bending trees in half, tearing the siding right off of several homes, wind-whipped tree limbs are littering roads and front yards. residents stay could take weeks to clean it all up. >>> over in kentucky, fierce floods killed two people and leaves thousands more cleaning up the mess left behind. there's no power or running water in a lot of parts of pike koult. police there are -- county. police are turning a high school into a temporary shelter for thousands of families left homeless by the floods. >> how do you know it's too hot, when you burn your feet on the street, a 78-year-old man is recovering from second degree burns after doing just that. he says he ran out to catch the mailman without shoes on, ended up scorching his fee
. jenna: for one full year. reaction from peter marici, university of maryland and adam lashinski, editor of forbes magazine and fox news contributor. peter, starting with you, where are we in this recovery? >> this recovery seems to be tapering off, consumer spending is starting to phase down, once more, a great deal of -- a good deal of what americans are spending is going abroad. if it weren't for the trade decifit the economy would have grown better than 5 percent but as it is the economy didn't grow very much and not enough to create jobs. jen adam, the president says the -- the president is championing the growth of the economy. is the president giving us an accurate explanation or picture of where our economy is really at? >> yeah, as far as i can tell, there wasn't one inaccurate statement that the president made. the key distinction here is that the growth of the economy is slowing. the economy is still growing, but the growth rate is slowing down. it was slightly less than what economists had hoped for, and it was less than what it's been earlier, but the president is correct wh
hollen, the democrat from maryland who is the chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. she says we fully expect to win. there was that comment, and then there was this comment from senate majority leader harry reid about republicans and the economy. take a listen to this, and then i want to get both of your thoughts on the other side. >> they're betting on failure. they think that the worst -- the worse that the economy is come november, the better they're going to do election wise, but we're not dealing with just numbers here. we talk about the almost 2 million people who are long term unemployed, these are not numbers. they are people. jon: let me make clear that when he said they're betting on failure, he's referring to republican, saying that republicans are trying to keep the economy or hoping the economy stays bad so that they can improve their prospects in november. joe, what do you make of that? >> you know, it's interesting, because both things that were talked about are true and robert gibbs says we could lose the house. it's true, there are enough seats in f
dozen of tree, including one in maryland that fell on the car killing the driver. in the new york city area crews are working to restore power to thousands of homes. residents say they never saw a storm move in so quickly. >> a tornado. >> a mini hurricane. >> tornado. >> all of a sudden outside you could see it was getting darker and darker and the winds were picking up. in a few minute it became really dark outside, winds picked up, it started to rain, we heard the sounds and came out and saw this. jon: a lot of residents are reporting that storm triggered a tornado which touched down in the neighborhood. new york's last confirmed tornado was in 2007. jenna: a profanity-laced audio tapes, allegations of extortion and of course the hair all playing a role in the rivetting corruption trial of former governor rod blagojevich coming to an end today in chicago. mike tobin is live at the federal courthouse with more on this. what has happened so far today. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney has opened for the government and he opened up with that infamous quote about the fing golden senate sea
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